Instagram backtracks after user privacy revolt
Language in Instagram's new terms of service raised privacy concerns until the company backtracked Tuesday.
December 18th, 2012
05:44 PM ET

Instagram backtracks after user privacy revolt

Faced with a loud and angry backlash from some of its most active users, photo-sharing app Instagram backtracked Tuesday on new language that appeared to give the company ownership of their images.

"The language we proposed ... raised question about whether your photos can be part of an advertisement," Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom wrote in a blog post. "We do not have plans for anything like this and because of that we're going to remove the language that raised the question."

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  1. Chris

    GUN CONTROL = FAILURE! CRIMINALS and CRAZY PEOPLE won't obey laws. They are LAWLESS. Would you want to outlaw cars if this idiot would have driven a car thru the classroom at 80mph?

    December 18, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      excuse mie chris, this is the shanghai instagram photoknapper aisle...gun control is about 4 to 5 aisle

      December 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    lol @ Rascal, right on it aint ya funny girl! Too funny! Lol

    December 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |